We reported in 2014 that Sony Pictures was aggressively pursuing a sequel to Zombieland. But things have been pretty quiet in regards to a follow up effort, as of late. Today, however, in an interview with The Playlist, Zombieland co-writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick revealed that the long-gestured sequel is still not dead! In fact, they have suggested that the film is still in development. However, they aren’t about to rush anything into production until they are sure it’s right.
The pair offered the following statement: “It’s actually still in development at Sony, they’ve had a couple writers take a crack at it, we’re still exec producers and we’re guiding and helping where we can and I think there’s still very much talk about it, but I think it has to be right,” Rhett Reese explained. “I think all the actors and [original Zombieland director] Ruben [Fleischer], all feel like there’s no reason to do it again if we’re not getting it exactly right.”
The film was adapted for an Amazon Prime pilot a few years ago but the content provider declined to take it to series, stating that their demographic wasn’t necessarily the right for the Zombieland target audience. Stay tuned to the site in the coming months for more on this project and other genre related offerings as we learn it.
The first film takes place in a post-apocolyptic reality where almost all of the US has been turned into bloodthirsty zombies. A group of four survivors band together in an attempt to take on the undead and live another day. The group is comprised of a young man trying to return to his hometown to reunite with his family, a loner in search of the last Twinkie on earth, and two young ladies on their way to an amusement park.